Energy Transition: Reforming Social Metabolism
in Global Climate Constitution (Jordi Jaria-Manzano & Susana Borràs, eds.) (2019, Forthcoming)
47 Pages Posted: 22 May 2019
Date Written: February 2019
A transition to a zero-carbon energy system will require profound social changes. The just transition efforts underway around the world provide the best strategies to protect vulnerable communities and the natural world from harmful disruption associated with decarbonization. Ensuring a just transition also requires strategic and comprehensive planning, rather than piecemeal policies.
Keywords: decarbonization, energy transition, social metabolism
JEL Classification: K32
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